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AIA Atlanta’s 2018 Residential Design Awards

AIA Atlanta announces the 2018 Residential Design Awards. Now in its fifth year, RDA honors excellence in built work designed by architects registered in Georgia, including but not limited to AIA members. Winners are announced during the Build Something Great ceremony in November.

Registration opens Monday, June 25, through Friday, October 19. Download program brief here >

Award categories

  • Category One: Mixed-use – Less Than 50 Units
  • Category Two: Mixed-use – Over 50 Units
  • Category Three: Single-family – Nontraditional
  • Category Four: Single-family – Traditional
  • Category Five: Renovations/Adaptive Reuse – Less Than 5,000 sq ft
  • Category Six: Renovations/Adaptive Reuse – Over 5,000 sq ft

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To be eligible for consideration in RDA, each entrant must:

  1. Be a registered architect in the state of Georgia at the time the entry was constructed
  2. Have a physical address in the state of Georgia
  3. Have the primary design responsibility, functioning as lead designer in cases of joint-venture teams
  4. Recognize all firms and/or individuals involved in the design process
  5. Identify the photographer(s) for each shot included in your entry
  6. Not have a project previously awarded in the category for which it is being submitted
  7. Not submit a project that has been awarded in a previous AIA program
  8. Be in compliance with the Unpaid Labor Resolution

Submission Requirements

Please carefully review submission requirements. After registering below, you will be directed to a separate submission form.

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Based on the outlined criteria, jury will distribute at least one award of commendation per category (Honor Award). At the jury’s discretion, an additional commendation may be awarded for each category (Merit Award).

View judging criteria >


Individuals or firms may submit an unlimited number of projects. However, a single project may be entered into only one category.

After registering, you will be directed to the submission form.


AIA members

  • First entry: $125
  • Subsequent: $75


  • First entry: $200
  • Subsequent: $75

Fees are nonrefundable.

Need assistance?

Contact AIA Atlanta here or email Chris Yueh at chris (at) aiaatl.org.

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